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Observing International Volunteer Day
Saturday 30 November 2013
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Background In 1985, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring an international day of observance to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. Since then, 5 December has been adopted as International Volunteer Day. It is an opportunity …
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Worshippers Join Local Church-Goers on Day Out during National Inter Faith Week
Wednesday 20 November 2013
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Continuing BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s commitment to National Inter Faith Week, and following the prayer meeting with local faith leaders at the Mandir, worshippers from the Mandir joined parishioners from St Anselm’s Church in Belmont for a day out together on …
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Brent Laureate Writes and Films Poem on Neasden Temple
Tuesday 19 November 2013
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Brent Poet Laureate Simon Mole recently unveiled his new poem for the borough. Inspired by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir – popularly known as the Neasden Temple – the poem explores the contrast between this quiet reflective space and the hustle …
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Faith Leaders Gather for Prayer Meeting on ‘Service to Humanity’
Tuesday 19 November 2013
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Local leaders from six faiths gathered at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Tuesday 19 November to share readings on the theme of ‘Service to Humanity’.  The event was part of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s observance of National Inter Faith …
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The Swaminarayan Prep School Ranked Among Top in the Country
Sunday 17 November 2013
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The Swaminarayan School opposite the Mandir has been ranked an impressive 30th among the country’s top 100 independent preparatory schools in a league table published by the Sunday Times on 17 November 2013. It sees The Swaminarayan School climb more …
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Prime Minister Hosts Diwali Reception at 10 Downing Street
Wednesday 6 November 2013
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Following his visit to the Mandir on Monday 4 November to celebrate the Hindu New Year, Prime Minister David Cameron celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday 6 November 2013.  Along with British Hindus from …
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Speech by Prime Minister Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP
Monday 4 November 2013
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Jai Swaminarayan.  Samantha and I are delighted to be here with you today. I must apologise that I am not in traditional dress but I am proud to come here with someone who is and who looks magnificent.  I want …
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Prime Minister David Cameron Celebrates Hindu New Year at Neasden Temple
Monday 4 November 2013
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  The Prime Minister Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP and his wife Samantha Cameron joined thousands of devotees and visitors at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Monday 4 November 2013 to celebrate the Hindu New Year. This was Mr Cameron’s …
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Monday 4 November 2013
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Following the auspicious day of Diwali on Sunday 3 November, the morning of Monday 4 November 2013 marked the Hindu New Year (Samvat 2070), which was celebrated with great piety and devotion at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.  The first …
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Diwali Celebrations
Sunday 3 November 2013
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Diwali – one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar – was celebrated with great devotion and splendour at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Sunday 3 November 2013.  It is traditionally the day when business-owners close existing …
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Mandir Features on Bing Homepage for Diwali
Sunday 3 November 2013
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Throughout the day on Sunday 3 November 2013, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London featured on the Bing homepage in celebration of Diwali. Bing is the web search engine from Microsoft. The website’s homepage features background images that change daily, often …
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Supporting Life-Saving Research with the Great British Bag-Athon
Tuesday 1 October 2013
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The Great British Bag-Athon Challenge – the British Heart Foundation’s annual campaign to raise funds for their vital research – was launched at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 17 August 2013 and continued till the end of September.  …
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63 New Donors Register at Bone Marrow Recruitment Drive
28 September 2013
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BAPS Charities, in collaboration with Delete Blood Cancer UK, hosted a campaign at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir to register members of the South Asian community onto the National Bone Marrow Donation Register.   DID YOU KNOW? Someone is diagnosed with blood …
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Observing International Peace Day
Sunday 22 September 2013
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Background In 1982, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring an International Day of Peace. In 2001, the General Assembly adopted 21 September as the permanent date for this annual event.  The Day is envisioned to provide “an …
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Celebrating ‘Open House London’
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September 2013
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Open House London – the capital’s principal architectural festival – took place over the weekend of 21-22 September 2013. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London participated once again in the annual celebration of all that is “best about the capital’s buildings, …
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Record GCSE & A Level Results at The Swaminarayan School
Monday 2 September 2013
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The Swaminarayan School in London has a longstanding record of exceptional GCSE and A Level results and the 2013 sitting continued to post above-average results for both stages.  At the GCSE level, the A*-A tier this year was 65% – …
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£20,000 cheque presented to KIDS
Saturday 31 August 2013
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BAPS Charities UK presented a cheque for £20,000 to KIDS at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 31 August 2013. This followed from the funds raised by more than 3,000 participants from across the UK during the BAPS Charities …
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